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By Nathan Coker
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May 1st, 2024
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Terri McClendon Trichel has dabbled with design since childhood. Whether she was looking around her home for building supplies with which to build houses for her Barbie dolls or drawing house plans just for fun, it was clear early on that des...
By Nathan Coker
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Apr 1st, 2024
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark When Donna Preslar Underwood entered high school at a new school, in a new state, with all new surroundings, she found the transition challenging. As Donna explains it, she learned quickly that she must have been standing in the wrong line wh...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 29th, 2024
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article by Georgiann PottspPhotography by Kelly Moore Clark Debbie Hardy Sawyer is no stranger to hard work. She has spent her life doing hard work both to further her career and support her community. An exceptional businesswoman, Debbie developed a stellar business career beginning with retail sale...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 31st, 2024
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Just about everyone who knows Rev. Ike Byrd, III has something good to say about him and his work at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish. Rev. Byrd is a compassionate man, committed to his faith and his famil...
By Nathan Coker
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Jan 2nd, 2024
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article of Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark From his earliest years, Dr. Keith Calhoun knew that he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. As it turned out, that was his destiny. Today he has a successful private primary care practice where he sees patients representing needs from birt...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 1st, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTS photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK While Florencetta Gibson was attending nursing school, a teacher asked her a question concerning a patient. The question required the recitation of certain facts, but Gibson hesitated before answering. She certainly knew the “textbook” facts...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 29th, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by AMANDA LOCKARD Not everyone knows exactly what he wants to be when he grows up, but Tim Brandon (AIA, LEED GA, and president and founder of TBA Studio Architecture) did. He has always wanted to be an architect, even as a child. Today, he is living that dream. ...
By Nathan Coker
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Jul 31st, 2023
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It takes a very special person to work in the hospitality industry. The hours are long, the challenges are many, but for some, it is the perfect vocation. Jan Mason, co-owner and proprietress of Warehouse No. 1, is one of those special people who seems to have been born for the job. Her restaurant ha...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 30th, 2023
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article by Georgiann Pottsphotography by Kelly Moore Clark Choudrant, Louisiana, is the center of John O’Neal’s world. He loves to recount that small town’s history and is proud of how the O’Neal family has played a part in its development for nearly 200 years. Their willingness to do whatever it tak...
By Nathan Coker
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May 31st, 2023
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article by GEORGIANN POTTSphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK There are some people who are destined to make the world a better place. Dewana Little is one of those people. Her motto perfectly reflects her character: “Just be nice and treat people with kindness and respect because everyone deserves that...